JUN. ’23: The Butterfly effect and arcmap
We will follow a project which began as helping someone at Global Recordings Network, a missions organization, learn ArcMap. The project grew from this to creating an interactive map on the internet for the organization. Most of the webinar will be demonstrating the map and seeing how Leaflet and Enterprise ArcGIS Server were used to create the map.
MAY. ’23: The Coalition of the Willing
The story of how a group of church planters desiring to plant churches in every village and neighborhood are coming together around shared geographic data to strategically plant churches where there is no church.
MAR. ’23: Spirit Lead Technology
We are all taught that modern tools empower us to manage with insight and innovation in our efforts to make the world a better place, and for faith-based initiatives to produce great outcomes for God’s Kingdom. Yet… we also believe Jesus is Lord over all. Pete will review how that conflict came to a head for him (a high-end numbers guy), how that has worked out in the past, present, and practical examples of how you can move toward a future of radically God-driven perspective in your own work. We’ll leave plenty of time for Q&A in this workshop.
FEB. ’23: Using GIS to Measure the Social Impact of Christian Missions
What kind of impact have missionaries made on the world? Have they harmed the world by merely exporting western values, or have they improved the world? Robert Woodberry addressed these questions and more: by examining historical patterns and statistics between 1820 and 1920, he explains how missionaries have influenced healthcare, education, printing, social reform, economic development, and democracy.
JAN. ’23: New Tech for Bible Understanding & TranslatioN
How do maps and GIS data help pastors, scholars, and others better understand the biblical text? What new linguistic and AI technologies are being applied to accelerate Bible translation for the thousands of languages without a complete Bible? This presentation will demonstrate some tools in Logos Bible Software, and then turn to the tools that Clear Bible is building today to help eradicate Bible poverty.
NOV. ’22: Mapping & mitigating systemic racism
Ken Howard shared how FaithX uses ArcGIS and StoryMap technology to help congregation and judicatories identify and explore the origins of structural racism in their communities, how it specifically impacts their own neighborhood and faith community, and how they can develop effective interventions that displace the false US/THEM narrative of racism with a true and more powerful ALL US narrative.
DEC. ’20: WORLD VISION, GIS & STORYMAPS
This webinar features Chris Jansen who shares about his background and ways World Vision is using GIS. One use is showing assets of a large organization.
Chris gave some good examples of story maps. Here is one.
OCT. ’20: SAMARITAN’S PURSE
This webinar featured Michael Bishopp sharing how Samaritan’s Purse uses GIS.
OCT. ’20: ISHARE SYSTEM
Mike Waid describes iShare System which maps number of churches by admin areas around world.
MAR. ’20: AMERICAN LEPROSY MISSION
Leslie Zolman shares about her GIS work with American Leprosy Mission.
Leslie passed away in 2022.
JAN. ’20: MISSIONS IN PANAMA
Drake Sprague missionary with ALTECO living in Panama talks about his work mapping people groups in South America.